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  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1613101724
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Pdf ebook: The Bones of Paris

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Summary: NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SACRAMENTO BEE New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King, beloved for her acclaimed Mary Russell/Sher

  • Author : Laurie R. King
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0345531779
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 432
  • Language: English
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Description: NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SACRAMENTO BEE New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King, beloved for her acclaimed Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series, consistently writes richly detailed and thoroughly suspenseful novels that bring a distant time and place to brilliant life. Now, in this thrilling new book, King leads readers into the vibrant and sensual Paris of the Jazz Age—and reveals the darkest secrets of its denizens. Paris, France: September 1929. For Harris Stuyvesant, the assignment is a private investigator’s dream—he’s getting paid to prowl the cafés and bars of Montparnasse, looking for a pretty young woman. The American agent has a healthy appreciation for la vie de bohème, despite having worked for years at the U.S. Bureau of Investigation. The missing person in question is Philippa Crosby, a twenty-two year old from Boston who has been living in Paris, modeling and acting. Her family became alarmed when she stopped all communications, and Stuyvesant agreed to track her down. He wholly expects to find her in the arms of some up-and-coming artist, perhaps experimenting with the decadent lifestyle that is suddenly available on every rue and boulevard. As Stuyvesant follows Philippa’s trail through the expatriate community of artists and writers, he finds that she is known to many of its famous—and infamous—inhabitants, from Shakespeare and Company’s Sylvia Beach to Ernest Hemingway to the Surrealist photographer Man Ray. But when the evidence leads Stuyvesant to the Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Montmartre, his investigation takes a sharp, disturbing turn. At the Grand-Guignol, murder, insanity, and sexual perversion are all staged to shocking, brutal effect: depravity as art, savage human nature on stage. Soon it becomes clear that one missing girl is a drop in the bucket. Here, amid the glittering lights of the cabarets, hides a monster whose artistic coup de grâce is to be rendered in blood. And Stuyvesant will have to descend into the darkest depths of perversion to find a killer . . . sifting through The Bones of Paris. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Laurie R. King's Dreaming Spies. Praise for The Bones of Paris “Haunting . . . a portrait of the City of Light that glows with the fires of Hell.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch “A compelling thriller . . . complex, more than a little kinky, and absolutely fascinating.”—Booklist (starred review) “Highly entertaining . . . Laurie R. King perfectly captures [the Jazz Age] as she explores the City of Light’s avenues and alleys.”—The Denver Post “Engrossing . . . Readers who enjoy Laurie R. King’s noteworthy Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes mystery series are in for a surprise.”—BookPage “A chilling mystery and a haunting love letter to the Paris of Hemingway’s Lost Generation.”—Library Journal


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Summary: An NYRB Classic Original Jean-Paul Clébert was a boy from a respectable middle-class family who ran away from school, joined the French Resistance, and ne

  • Author : Jean-Paul Clebert
  • Publisher: New York Review of Books
  • ISBN: 1590179587
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
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Description: An NYRB Classic Original Jean-Paul Clébert was a boy from a respectable middle-class family who ran away from school, joined the French Resistance, and never looked back. Making his way to Paris at the end of World War II, Clébert took to living on the streets, and in Paris Vagabond, a so-called “aleatory novel” assembled out of sketches he jotted down at the time, he tells what it was like. His “gallery of faces and cityscapes on the road to extinction” is an astonishing depiction of a world apart—a Paris, long since vanished, of the poor, the criminal, and the outcast—and a no less astonishing feat of literary improvisation: Its long looping breathless sentences, streetwise, profane, lyrical, incantatory, are an adventure in their own right. Praised on publication by the great novelist and poet Blaise Cendrars and embraced by the young Situationists as a kind of manual for living off the grid, Paris Vagabond—here published with the starkly striking photographs of Clébert’s friend Patrice Molinard—is a raw and celebratory evocation of the life of a city and the underside of life.


Pdf ebook: Bohemians of the Latin Quarter

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Summary: "Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henri Murger. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From w

  • Author : Henri Murger
  • Publisher: Good Press
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 306
  • Language: English
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Description: "Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henri Murger. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Pdf ebook: Trilby

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Summary: Trilby (1894) is a novel by George du Maurier. Originally serialized in Harper’s Monthly the novel went on to become an international bestseller, attract

  • Author : George du Maurier
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN: 1513213547
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 254
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1854
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Description: Trilby (1894) is a novel by George du Maurier. Originally serialized in Harper’s Monthly the novel went on to become an international bestseller, attracting controversy and interest for its depiction of bohemian life in 19th century Paris. Although Trilby has been criticized by such readers as George Orwell for its anti-Semitic depiction of Svengali, the novel has been adapted countless times for theater and film, including a 1931 motion picture starring John Barrymore and a 1983 television movie starring Jodie Foster and Peter O’Toole. Three English art students enjoy a bohemian lifestyle in Paris. Drawn into the coterie of musicians Svengali and Gecko, they observe with humor the efforts of Trilby, a young Irishwoman, to become a professional singer. Despite her beauty and captivating stage presence, she proves completely tone-deaf, all-but ensuring a life of drudgery as a laundress and artist’s model. Following the tragic loss of her younger brother, Trilby turns to Svengali for guidance. Using hypnosis, the musician turns Trilby into a gifted singer, sending her into a trance every time she steps on stage. Some years later, one of the Englishman recognizes Trilby at a concert and begins to grow concerned at her gaunt appearance. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of George du Maurier’s Trilby is a classic of British literature reimagined for modern readers.


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Summary: Aphrodite Pierre Louys - On the heels of Bilitis, Pierre Louys published his first novel, Aphrodite in 1896. It was a bestseller, selling 350,000 copies, s

  • Author : Pierre Louys
  • Publisher: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • ISBN: 398677100X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 277
  • Language: English
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Description: Aphrodite Pierre Louys - On the heels of Bilitis, Pierre Louys published his first novel, Aphrodite in 1896. It was a bestseller, selling 350,000 copies, sealing Louys' reputation as a popular author of erotic literature. Set in Ptolemaic Alexandria, Louys' decadent, sensual vision of Egypt in classical times tells a story of transgressive love. The sculptor Demetrios, the favorite of Queen Berenice, falls for a well-to-do courtesan, Chrysis. Much of the story is set in the world of the courtesans, a realm of beauty, luxury, sapphic indulgence, and some dark shadows as well.


Pdf ebook: Grease (Songbook)

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Summary: (Easy Piano Vocal Selections). 15 easy piano selections, including: Alone at the Drive-In Movie * Beauty School Dropout * Born to Hand Jive * Greased Light

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 145846119X
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 64
  • Language: English
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Description: (Easy Piano Vocal Selections). 15 easy piano selections, including: Alone at the Drive-In Movie * Beauty School Dropout * Born to Hand Jive * Greased Lightnin' * Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee * Summer Nights * We Go Together * and more.


Pdf ebook: Touchstone

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Summary: Hailed for her rich and powerful works of psychological suspense as well as her New York Times bestselling mysteries, Laurie R. King now takes us to a remo

  • Author : Laurie R. King
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0553904485
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 560
  • Language: English
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Description: Hailed for her rich and powerful works of psychological suspense as well as her New York Times bestselling mysteries, Laurie R. King now takes us to a remote cottage in Cornwall where a gripping tale of intrigue, terrorism, and explosive passions begins with a visit to a recluse upon whom the fate of an entire nation may rest—a man code-named . . . It’s eight years after the Great War shattered Bennett Grey’s life, leaving him with an excruciating sensitivity to the potential of human violence, and making social contact all but impossible. Once studied by British intelligence for his unique abilities, Grey has withdrawn from a rapidly changing world—until an American Bureau of Investigation agent comes to investigate for himself Grey’s potential as a weapon in a vicious new kind of warfare. Agent Harris Stuyvesant desperately needs Grey’s help entering a world where the rich and the radical exist side by side—a heady mix of the powerful and the celebrated, among whom lurks an enemy ready to strike a deadly blow at democracy on both sides of the Atlantic. Here, among a titled family whose servants dress in whimsical costumes and whose daughter conducts an open affair with a man who wants to bring down the government, Stuyvesant finds himself dangerously seduced by one woman and—even more dangerously—falling in love with another. And as he sifts through secrets divulged and kept, he uncovers the target of a horrifying conspiracy, and wonders if he can trust his touchstone, Grey, to reveal the most dangerous player of all …. Building to an astounding climax on an ancient English estate, Touchstone is both a harrowing thriller by a master of the genre and a thought-provoking exploration of the forces that drive history—and human destinies.


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Summary: Introduction by Arnold Rampersad. Langston Hughes, born in 1902, came of age early in the 1920s. In The Big Sea he recounts those memorable years in the tw

  • Author : Langston Hughes
  • Publisher: Hill and Wang
  • ISBN: 1466883499
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
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Description: Introduction by Arnold Rampersad. Langston Hughes, born in 1902, came of age early in the 1920s. In The Big Sea he recounts those memorable years in the two great playgrounds of the decade--Harlem and Paris. In Paris he was a cook and waiter in nightclubs. He knew the musicians and dancers, the drunks and dope fiends. In Harlem he was a rising young poet--at the center of the "Harlem Renaissance." Arnold Rampersad writes in his incisive new introduction to The Big Sea, an American classic: "This is American writing at its best--simpler than Hemingway; as simple and direct as that of another Missouri-born writer...Mark Twain."


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Summary: The Symbolist Movement in Literature, first published in 1899, and with additional material in 1919, is a work by Arthur Symons largely credited with bring

  • Author : Arthur Symons
  • Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 437
  • Language: English
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Description: The Symbolist Movement in Literature, first published in 1899, and with additional material in 1919, is a work by Arthur Symons largely credited with bringing French Symbolism to the attention of Anglo-American literary circles.


Pdf ebook: Independent Theatre in Contemporary Europe

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Summary: Over the past 20 years European theatre underwent fundamental changes in terms of aesthetic focus, institutional structure and in its position in society.

  • Author : Manfred Brauneck,ITI Zentrum Deutschland
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 383943243X
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 602
  • Language: English
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Description: Over the past 20 years European theatre underwent fundamental changes in terms of aesthetic focus, institutional structure and in its position in society. The impetus for these changes was provided by a new generation in the independent theatre scene. This book brings together studies on the state of independent theatre in different European countries, focusing on the fields of dance and performance, children and youth theatre, theatre and migration and post-migrant theatre. Additionally, it includes essays on experimental musical theatre and different cultural policies for independent theatre scenes in a range of European countries.


Pdf ebook: The Cinema of Mika Kaurismäki

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Summary: Mika Kaurismaki's films challenge the boundaries of nations, genre formations, art/popular culture and fiction/documentary films. Synthesising concepts fro

  • Author : Pietari Kääpä
  • Publisher: Intellect Books
  • ISBN: 1841504092
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Views: 334
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Description: Mika Kaurismaki's films challenge the boundaries of nations, genre formations, art/popular culture and fiction/documentary films. Synthesising concepts from a range of theoretical frameworks, this work situates Kaurismaki's films in an interdisciplinary framework, which suggests ways of understanding the potential of cinematic border-crossings.


Pdf ebook: The Making of a Social Disease

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Summary: In this first English-language study of popular and scientific responses to tuberculosis in nineteenth-century France, David Barnes provides a much-needed

  • Author : David S. Barnes
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520915176
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 305
  • Language: English
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Description: In this first English-language study of popular and scientific responses to tuberculosis in nineteenth-century France, David Barnes provides a much-needed historical perspective on a disease that is making an alarming comeback in the United States and Europe. Barnes argues that French perceptions of the disease—ranging from the early romantic image of a consumptive woman to the later view of a scourge spread by the poor—owed more to the power structures of nineteenth-century society than to medical science. By 1900, the war against tuberculosis had become a war against the dirty habits of the working class. Lucid and original, Barnes's study broadens our understanding of how and why societies assign moral meanings to deadly diseases.


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Summary: "Social Pictorial Satire" by George Du Maurier. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From wel

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  • Publisher: Good Press
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 134
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1941
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Description: "Social Pictorial Satire" by George Du Maurier. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


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Summary: "Ploughman of the Moon" by Robert William Service. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From

  • Author : Robert William Service
  • Publisher: Good Press
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 391
  • Language: English
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Description: "Ploughman of the Moon" by Robert William Service. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.